This saga is about a very young, prehistoric solar system. We explore it to understand what the planets are like now and how they originated. But between these periods there was a completely mysterious time... What were our planets in the first two or three billion years? These were different paths of life, full of grandiose changes that led each planet to its present form. In the first part we will be on the terrestrial planets, and we will begin with the primordial cradle from which they are born. Mercury could once have been a satellite of Venus, but collisions with other objects and the strong field of the Sun pushed it away from its orbit and sent to a lonely voyage for searching a stable orbit in the hot embraces of the native star. The ever-rainy Venus will plunge us into deceptively calm dreams – after all, it is waiting for the accumulation of greenhouse gases, and the surface will forever become inaccessible for life... We will be on Earth long before its prehistoric period, when volcanoes were boiling everywhere, asteroids were falling, we would hear the sound of protoplasm in the primordial soup. And the deserted Mars will tell us about the most ancient civilization, whose unmerciful attitude to the ecology of the planet led to the catastrophe... For a long time, science will figure out what the planets were like in their youth. But what we already know is worthy of fantastic stories.
01 • 06:45 • Sun's Cradle 02 • 06:07 • Mercury's Youth: The Lost Satellite 03 • 21:28 • Venus's Youth: Endless Rainfalls 04 • 10:35 • Earth's Youth: Primordial Seeds 05 • 08:35 • Mars's Youth: If a Civilization Has Been There
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